No one likes to think about the prospect of being injured in an automobile accident, but it is a fact of life that just tends to happen. When it does happen, understanding whether or not you have a claim for damages is important, as is understanding what kinds of damages you are allowed to claim. While it is best to get the advice of an attorney when you have questions about whether or not you have a claim for damages, there are a few things you should know going forward.
Car accidents occur every day in Missouri and throughout the country; therefore, it is crucial that motorists know how to react following a crash that was caused by another motorist. Besides collecting vital information from the liable motorist, informed car accident victims can take extra measures to help them recoup damages in the end.
A relatively unusual accident that took place on March 20 in an unincorporated part of south St. Louis County involved a vehicle crashing into a building and hitting two people in a dentist's office waiting room. The Mehlville Fire Protection District reported that the crash took place in the 11600 block of Baptist Church Road when a patient of the Mark Meyer's dental office smashed into the waiting room.
Missouri drivers may want to know about some statistics involving motorcycle crashes. Nationwide, there is a serious issue with fatalities due to motorcycle accidents, though some parties are taking steps toward increasing safety.
A 27-year-old Missouri woman is dead following a two-car accident near Jackson on Aug. 23, highway officials said. Three other individuals who were involved received minor to moderate injuries.
An accident on Highway 61 in Cape Girardeau County injured five people, according to authorities. The August 3 incident happened near Jackson at approximately 3:15 p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reportedly filed multiple felony charges against a 39-year-old woman in connection with the accident.
A 56-year-old man died in an apparent hit-and-run pedestrian accident in St. Louis, authorities reported. Police commenced an investigation into the July 16 incident, which reportedly occurred near an Enright Avenue residence.
Negligence while driving can result in a number of outcomes. One potential outcome is that an auto accident is caused and someone is seriously hurt or even killed. Reckless driving is the result of a large amount of deaths each year across the nation, including in Missouri. One recent accident may have been the result of negligent or reckless driving.
Car accidents occur throughout the St. Louis area every day. The extent of the damage inflicted in each crash as well as the way they unfold varies widely depending on the circumstances surrounding each incident. Regardless of whether the incident is a head-on collision or another vehicle is rear-ended, serious injuries could be the end result.